Table 4

 Barriers to positive medical event reporting change by study participants (n = 22)

Barriers to medical event reporting*No of study participants
*The other category for barriers to medical event reporting included six responses indicating that there were no medical events noted during the study period to report.
Lack of time due to other clinic duties13
Too much paperwork involved in the reporting process6
Reporting interrupts the work process6
Career and personal reputation may be at stake7
Institution and/or residency training program is not likely to make changes based on the medical event reporting results3
Faculty do not encourage residents to report medical events3
Timely and high quality feedback on medical event reports for the purpose of resident training is not adequate1
Resident medical event reporting does not contribute to my training as a resident1